- England U18 lost 13-12 to South Africa Schools on tour
- Last-minute try sealed victory for South Africa Schools
A last-minute converted try saw England Under 18 defeated 13-12 by South Africa Schools in the final match of their three-match tour.
Two tries from No 8 Tom Willis set up England for their first win on tour in South Africa but in injury time South Africa Schools scored a converted try to overcome England's six-point lead.
England led 5-3 at half-time and Willis doubled his try tally in the second half, which was converted by substitute James Grayson.
"Obviously the players are disappointed but it was an excellent game, they played well and I think we were very unlucky not to win the game, I thought we were the better side," said National academy development manager John Fletcher.
"Credit to South Africa because it clearly is a very good year group for them but we started the game stronger and we scored more tries and pushed them right to the end."
"We took a while to get going today but we strung some good rugby together for longer periods of time."
FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHT
England narrowly lost their opening U18 series game 23-18 against France but suffered a more convincing defeat to South Africa Schools A 53-14 earlier in the week.
"From a player pathway point of view this tour will leave the players on the right path leading into the U20s," added Fletcher. "They all have bright futures ahead."